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Welcome to Four Dimensional Education

Making Education More Relevant

4d-workshop
Deep Dive Into 4DEdu

Summary:

Curriculum hasn’t evolved much since the 1800s. We’re here to change that. At the Center for Curriculum Redesign, we have been working diligently to rethink what students ought to be learning to be successful in the 21st century. We believe that by applying the four dimensions of Knowledge, Skills, Character, and Meta-learning, we can redesign curricula so that it more aptly benefits our students and the needs of society.

The 4DEdu workshop series is a five-part program meant to help schools design and implement Four Dimensional Curriculum. During this five part series participants will gain exposure to the ‘Why’’, ‘What’, and ‘How’ of curriculum redesign so that they can apply their knowledge and design interdisciplinary units. Throughout the series, teachers will be at the center of the 4DEdu process uncovering methods to unpack curriculum to find the themes, concepts, and connections that carry through across subject areas. Working in teams, teachers will develop thematic units that enable them to work together to incorporate the four dimensions of Knowledge, Skills, Character, and Meta-Learning thus ensuring ‘What’ we teach is as relevant and beneficial to students as possible.

Objectives:

  • Redefine educational goals of curriculum
  • Design 4DEdu units to be implemented among grade level teams
  • Experience new problem solving formats and tools to use with staff or students
  • Utilize new teaching strategies to meet 4Dedu objectives and engage students.
  • Strengthen growth mindset and promote team building

Overview:

Day 1 – Re-examining the ‘Why’ and ‘What’ of education and curriculum

Day 2 – Starting Small- Understanding the 4DEdu process

Day 3 – Brainstorming the ‘How’ of curriculum redesign for your school

Day 4 – Materializing your curriculum redesign

Day 5 – Reflection + Follow Through